Education and Mentoring Programs - Are They Worth It for Forex Tradersby Kathy Lien
The benefit of online or live courses over books, newspapers and magazines is that you can get answers to the questions that perplex you. Hearing or seeing other people's questions is also extremely valuable, since no one person can think of every possible question. In a classroom setting, either online or live, you can learn from the experiences and frustrations of others. As for a mentor, he or she can draw on personal experience and hopefully teach you to avoid the mistakes he or she has made in the past, saving you both time and money.
Source: http://www.investopedia.com/articles/forex/06/FirstStepsFX.asp; http://www.bktraderfx.com/site/members-benefits; http://www.gftforex.com/